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Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

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The Alocasia 'Regal Shields' is a majestic houseplant known for its grand and regal appearance. Its large, shield-shaped leaves are a rich, glossy green, with prominent veins.  'Regal Shields' Alocasia exhibits an upright growth pattern with robust stems. When fully mature, this Alocasia can reach an imposing height of approximately 2-4 feet.

  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

Names

  • Botanical: Alocasia odora x Alocasia reginula
  • Common: Regal Shields Alocasia. Elephant Ears

Care

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Tips

  • Alocasias go dormant in winter, so don't be alarmed if growth slows down during this period.
  • To encourage your Alocasia to flower, provide it with optimal conditions and allow it to rest during the winter period.
  • If your Alocasia does flower, it's a sign that the plant is healthy and happy. However, if you are not interested in the flowers, you can simply remove them which will help redirect the plants energy into producing new leaves.

Facts

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Alocasias are native to tropical and subtropical regions oof Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.

  • While Alocasias are grown for their beautiful leaves, they can also produce flowers that are not very showy and non-fragrant.
  • This plant has air purifying qualities and is believed to remove indoor pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene.

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27 in stock

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